What Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Or Euthanasia?
A huge step was made years later when Oregon passed the Death with Dignity act in the late 1990s, legalizing PAS under a variety of safeguards and guidelines (1). Perhaps one of the most memorable events in the history of PAS is Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who assisted over 100 ailing patients in their death. However, even though these patients made the decision voluntarily, Kevorkian was eventually charged with murder (1). Why should a man who helped terminally ill patients wishing for death, die, be sent to prison? Physician assisted suicide should be legal everywhere due to the concept of bodily autonomy, which is inclusive of the reasoning that the freedom to live according to one’s personal beliefs should be upheld always, and that terminally ill individuals can choose how they die rather than let their lives be taken involuntarily by an incurable illness and should not be forced to